Dubuisson--Neuhoff House

Also known as: Dubuisson, John H.and Dorothy House
1407 Chickering Rd., Forest Hills, Tennessee

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By Skye Marthaler - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38010406

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 27, 2003
Reference number
03001077
Architectural style
Modern Movement: International Style
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1939
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • July 27, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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Dubuisson--Neuhoff House
Posted June 23, 2020, by Laurie Walton (lauriedbluw [at] aol [dot] com)

Just adding a little info to my previous comment. John Dubuisson,my uncle, among other things was President of the Chamber of Commerce and involved in Urban Renewal in the early sixties. He was President at one time of Rotary, and I believe also had been in the Lion's Club. Dorothy was involved with the Fanny Battle Day Home and we caroled every Christmas Eve to collect for that cause. She also was president of the Gray Ladies (I think that was their name) volunteers at St Thomas Hospital. They were members of the Richland and Belle Meade Country Clubs. Mr Neuhoff was on the boards of some banks. He built the first stacked car park in Nashville. He had a meat packing business and was famous for the spiced round that was popular at Christmas. His valet Myzell lived at the home and accompanied him on trips. When in town Myzell served as house keeper and cook. Dorothy belonged to a garden club and was busy with her garden in the spring and summer. They gave money for the chapel at St Thomas... as I recall at first it was a new chapel in the old St. Thomas, and then for the new, modern one at the new location. Upon Dorothy's death I gave both John's and Dorothy's portraits to the hospital. Dorothy had two sisters who were Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. I think their names were Sr. Henrietta and Sr. Helen

Growing up in Nashville my name was Frances Laurentia Fossick. My mother was well known as writer, organist, choir director, and piano teacher. Her name was Eleanor Dubuisson Fossick.

Dubuisson--Neuhoff House
Posted July 26, 2017, by Laurie Walton (lauriedbluw [at] aol [dot] com)

This is my Uncle John's and Aunt Dorothy's home. John was very involved in the designing. Dorothy's father Henry Neuhoff lived with them there after his wife died in an automobile accident.I spent many childhood days there: Christmasses,Easter Egg hunts,family dinners. Dorothy took me hiking with her in Percy Warner Park. We spent many a family Sunday afternoon there. As a child I was fascinated with how Dorothy had a button under the carpet in the dining room. She would step on it and the server would appear. I don't know if the subsequent owners changed the interior of the house. It was very avant garde with use of glass brick two stories high by the entrance stairs. It was a six acre plot on Chickering Road.The inspiration I believe was Art Deco.John died shortly after being promoted to President of Cain Sloan Department Stores.John, Dorothy, and Mr. and Mrs. Neuhoff are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Nashville and in the same Neuhoff plot is my mother, Eleanor Dubuisson Fossick.I believe I have some photos of when my children and I visited there in the 1970s and early 1980s which I may add later.